I was looking for a good all-around book on quilting, that had basic tips and guidelines as well as a variety of projects. This book most definitely fits the bill!
It contains detailed sections on historical background, fabrics, techniques, tips, and has lots of full-color photographs that are very clear and easy to follow (not to mention gorgeously done).
The projects included are beautiful and unique, not your regular log cabin/flying geese quilt block fare. There are a number of different quilting styles explored that create some truly stunning items: clothing, home decorating, accessories, toys, linens, and more.
Many of the fun items are perfect for gift-giving (if you can bear to give them away and not keep them for yourself!). The book delves into the use of lots of other fabrics for quilting from silks to batiks, even PVC, so it\'s not just your granny\'s 100% cotton calicos any more!
I guarantee that just flipping through the book you\'ll find at least five projects that you\'ll want to get started with.
Best of all, it approaches all the projects with a very simple yet casual attitude, demystifying what appear to be impossible techniques and fabric usage, making \"advanced\" quilting accessible to crafters of all skill levels.
The book itself is not all that large, it\'s a smaller format overall and the pages are very sturdy and thick high-quality paper. However, despite its size, the sheer amount of information packed within it is truly enough to get anyone started or keep anyone interested. I like the size as it\'s easy to take with me and it fits well in the hand.
A grand book. I just got my copy from a fellow PBS trader. It's BEAUTIFUL with loads of color illustrations. (The dust jacket and the cover have the same beautiful photo - a feature that I adore in a book with a beautiful cover.) Tons of small projects make it a treat and inspiring at the same time. I could hardly believe the good reviews until I got this charming book in my hands. And, yes, the size is handy and appealing - not huge and unwieldy. I'm NOT sorry I requested my copy!